Edible Startup Summit 2018

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Event Information


October 26th, 2018


8:00am - 5:30pm


Sharon Lezberg






The Edible Startup Summit is a one day training program to provide you with the knowledge and connections to launch your food business. Hear from successful food entrepreneurs and business development experts about various aspects of building a sustainable food business. You’ll learn about trends in the food sector; product development; business planning; food safety, licensing, and regulations;  financial record keeping, financing, and pricing your product. Join fellow food business entrepreneurs for an exciting day of learning and networking.


Tentative Program Agenda

8:00 – 8:30am  Registration and Coffee
8:30 – 9:00am Welcome – Opening
9:00 – 10:00am  Morning Plenary: Trends in the Food Business Ecosystem; Market Research
10:00 – 11:00am  Entrepreneur Panel: Product development; steps to building
  a sustainable food business; what is sustainability to you?
11:00 – 12:00pm Breakout Sessions 1
  – Dreamers: First stage business planning using the lean canvas
  – Early start-ups: Business planning financials
  – Growing businesses: financing your business
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch and resource tables
1:00 – 3:00pm Flash workshops and 1:1 consultations
·  Steps to formalizing your business
·  Setting up business financial structure and business transaction team
·  Recipe approval and scaling up
·  Choosing a facility (where will you make your product?)
·  Sourcing locally
·  Packaging & labeling
·  Pricing your product
·  Financial Record Keeping using Quickbooks
3:00 – 4:30pm Food safety, licensing, traceability
4:30 – 5:30 pm  Networking & participant product demos


For more information about the Edible Startup Summit, please contact:

Dane County UW-Extension: Sharon Lezberg at 608-224-3719 or Lezberg.Sharon@countyofdane.com

Event Location

American Family Insurance Training Center (6000 American Family Insurance Parkway, Bldg A, Madison)